Live on ESPN: Sun 16.30: Mainz are in with a chance at 12/5 (bet365) as they travel to Nurnberg, their direct rivals for the Europa League.
A win for Nurnberg, 5/4 with Stan James, would propel them up into 5th place in the Bundesliga at Mainz’s expense and they performed well to draw with Bayern Munich, effectively sealing van Gaal’s fate.
However, that was an under-performing Bayern Munich and a home defeat to mid-table Werder Bremen suggests they are their for the picking.
Mainz have ridden a very tricky away set of fixtures in reasonable fashion, coming out with a win, loss and draw from their last three on the road, all against top seven opposition.
A draw (5/2 with William Hill) is certainly not beyond Mainz so Paddy Power’s 6/4 about a Mainz win in the draw no bet market would seem fair enough, where as Coral offer 4/6 for a Mainz win or a stalemate.